Spa By Mode is a boutique shop located in Orange County, California specializing in permanent makeup. Established in 2007 by its owner Sharon Vu Watari, Spa By Mode has developed a reputation for being one of the preeminent permanent makeup shops in the industry today. Being born to a father who was an artist, Sharon learned basic skills at a very young age from color theory to shading to line drawing and much more. With over 13 years of permanent makeup experience, owner and master artist, Sharon Vu Watari, has customized and created her own special technique aptly coined “soft-touch™.” This technique ensures a very natural and durable look for eyebrows redefining what the industry knows about eyebrow shaping and tattooing. Being a master of her craft, Sharon travels the world to learn the newest and most innovative techniques so she can remain ahead of the competition. No matter what the need of the client, Sharon can deliver the exact eyebrow shape, texture and color that is wished for by each client. Spa By Mode prides itself on delivering fresh sexy eyebrows that fuse the most innovative techniques with the highest quality products offered on the market.
This is Spa By Mode’s signature service. The technique has been refined over the years by Sharon Vu Watari to create what she thinks is the “perfect natural brow.” Soft-touch™ ensures the most natural and durable look for eyebrows and is characterized by its unique “ombre shading” that is second-to-none in the industry.
For a more natural, less dramatic effect than is achieved with the look of full eyeliner, eyelash enhancement is suggested. A thin line of pigment is implanted at the base of the lash line only and serves to define the eyelash line. Many choose this procedure to add definition to their eyes without looking like they are wearing makeup. All eyeliner starts with the lash enhancement to color in the spaces between the eyelashes.
This service gives the striking effect of a thicker and more defined lash line. A thick line of pigment is implanted at the base of the lash line with a tail to give the appearance of wearing heavier makeup (often referred to as the "cat eye" look).
This service is in between an eyelash enhancement and a full eyeliner service. A medium line of pigment is implanted at the base of the lash line, however unlike the full eyeliner service, the line if softer and there is no tail.
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required upon booking an appointment. The deposit will be credited to your total service fees on the day of your appointment. Please note the deposit only secures the time of your appointment and is both non-refundable and non-transferable.
Cancelling an appointment for any reason will result in a loss of your deposit, however, canceling an appointment within 48 hours of your appointment will result in the full charge of your service as you have taken a spot that could have been filled by another client. If you decide to reschedule your appointment for any reason, the price of your service will be determined by the price point that is reflected on the day of your newly scheduled appointment (meaning that if pricing has increased since the day you had placed your initial deposit and you reschedule, you will lose the original quoted price and will be subject to the higher price). Rescheduling an appointment must be made at least 48 hours prior to your appointment to ensure the transfer of your deposit to the newly scheduled appointment and to avoid full charge of the service.
We allow a grace period of 15 minutes from the time of your appointment. If you miss this window, you may be required to reschedule your appointment as we may not have enough time to complete your service. Your deposit will be forfeited and any future appointments will require another deposit. Please note all no shows will be charged the full price of the service.
Please leave your children at home as the service is long and requires uninterrupted concentration for both artist and client. If you choose to bring a guest, please limit to just one guest as our space is limited.
Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs permanent pigmentation of one’s skin as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup such as eyebrows and eyeliner to enhance one’s overall beauty. It involves using a needle to place pigmented granules beneath the upper layers of the skin. Each service takes between 60 to 120 minutes depending on the complexity of the service. The artist will use a topical anesthetic to numb the area being tattooed to minimize any discomfort.
Yes, shaping is our specialty. We always shape and draw in the eyebrows first before starting a permanent makeup procedure. The client will always approve the shape and color of the eyebrows before pigment is placed onto the skin.
You may experience minor redness on procedure day. Just like any tattoo, initially the color will appear brighter or darker but will get lighter and more natural looking with each passing day. The tattooed area will start to peel anywhere between 4-7 days and will look more as intended throughout the following weeks. You may resume normal activities immediately except that you will be advised to wear no makeup directly on the treated area for about one week. Most resume their regular schedule, such as returning to work, the very next day. It is advised that for very special occasions or anytime you want to look your super-best that you allow one week of healing time.
The most obvious benefit to permanent makeup is that it enhances one’s beauty giving way to much more natural looking eyebrows. You essentially get to wake up with your “face on.” You can swim, exercise, shower and fall asleep without having to worry about your makeup smearing or coming off. Additionally, having permanent makeup saves a ton of time in having to shape and draw in eyebrows and eyeliner every day. Time is something that is limited and cannot be valued enough so why not make the most of it.
Most describe the permanent makeup procedure as a slight discomfort. We try to minimize that discomfort by using a top-of-the-line topical numbing solution. Some clients even describe the service as experiencing no discomfort whatsoever. Either way, Spa By Mode carries varying degrees of numbing solutions and will apply the most appropriate one depending on one’s tolerance and skin type.
This is a tricky question since so much depends on one’s skin type, body chemistry and lifestyle. We always schedule a follow up appointment 6-8 weeks after the initial service to add pigment only to those areas where the skin may have not taken pigment as intended. More often than not, however, a touch up is not required. In general, we recommend an annual maintenance (color refresh) for all clients.
Absolutely not. At Spa By Mode, we use the highest quality pigments and therefore you will never have to worry about the color changing (to blue, red, green, etc.). Like all tattoos, the color will eventually fade over time and that is why we recommend an annual maintenance for all clients.
We highly advise that if you meet any of the above conditions that you wait to get permanent makeup done in order to get the best results. Please note we will refuse a permanent makeup service if you meet any of the above conditions.
Sharon Vu Watari has decided to share her love for permanent makeup by conducting training courses for aspiring permanent makeup artists. The training course lasts 3 days and includes personal training by Sharon for permanent make up services for eyebrows only. The course curriculum includes the following:
Each student will receive a workbook as well as practice materials supplied by Spa By Mode during the 3 day course. A Certificate of Completion will be handed to each trainee at the end of the 3 day course. A starter kit will also be available for purchase, if interested.
Please note that it is the responsibility of each student to bring in a live model on the final day of the course so they may perform a permanent makeup service under the direct supervision of Sharon. Each model will be required to sign a waiver releasing Spa By Mode and its employees of any liability associated with the service.
Tuition: $5,000.00. Please note a $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit must be placed at the time of enrollment. The deposit will be applied to the tuition balance which is due before the start of the first class.
For inquiries or enrollment, please contact the store directly.